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Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Nature Photonics
Quantum processes control accurately to several attoseconds
An international team of scientists including MSU physicists succeeded in proving that control over quantum processes accurately to several attoseconds (one billionth of a billionth of a second) is possible. The details of the experiment are described in an article published in the latest issue of Nature Photonics.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Successful real-time observation of atomic motion with sub-nanometer resolution
A research group led by University of Tsukuba, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Hirosaki University, the RIKEN SPring-8 Center and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Institute have succeeded in using the immensely powerful x-ray pulses from the free electron laser (XFEL) facility SACLA *1 to investigate excited-state induced transient lattice dynamics on sub-picosecond time scales in phase-change materials via x-ray diffraction.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: Masataka Watanabe
University of Tsukuba

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
New bacterial pump could be used to remove cesium from the environment by light
By specifically introducing mutations into key parts of a pump located within the bacterial cell membranes, scientists have been able to induce it to pump cesium, including cesium's radioactive isotopes. This could form part of a strategy for the decontamination of cesium, which was one of the main radioactive materials released in the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-

Contact: Kuniaki Shiraki
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Nanotoxicity study wins top-download status from Royal Society of Chemistry in January 2016
A consortium of researchers at several US universities have conducted one of first environmental analyses of four engineered nanomaterials commonly used in semiconductor manufacturing, using samples provided directly from the industry. Their study found short-term exposure posed little health or environmental risk, and their published paper was one of the most downloaded papers in 2015.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Shape-shifting engineered nanoparticles for delivering cancer drugs to tumors
University of Toronto engineering professor Warren Chan has spent the last decade figuring out how to deliver chemotherapy drugs into cancerous tumors -- and nowhere else. Now his lab has designed a set of nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can change shape to gain access to diseased tissue.

Contact: Marit Mitchell
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
Angewandte Chemie
Chemistry trick paves way for safer diabetes medication
New research from the University of Copenhagen points to an entirely new approach for designing insulin-based pharmaceuticals. The approach could open the door for more personalized medications with fewer side effects for Type 1 Diabetes patients.
Villum Fonden (BioNEC)

Contact: Jes Andersen
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
The rise of the cyborgs -- welcome to the post-human age
It is predicted that robots will surpass human intelligence within the next 50 years. The ever increasing speed of advances in technology and neuroscience, coupled with the creation of super computers and enhanced body parts and artificial limbs, is paving the way for a merger of both human and machine.

Contact: Christiane Ranke

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
CU-Boulder ultrafast microscope used to make slow-motion electron movie
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have demonstrated the use of the world's first ultrafast optical microscope, allowing them to probe and visualize matter at the atomic level with mind-bending speed.
National Science Foundation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contact: Markus Rasche
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
New synthesis method developed at UEF opens up new possibilities for Li-ion batteries
New novel materials are being developed for next generation Li-ion batteries. A study by University of Eastern Finland scientists opens up new electricity storage applications.

Contact: Tommi Karhunen
University of Eastern Finland

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Physical Review Applied
New ways to construct contactless magnetic gears
OIST scientist has generalized the theory of smooth magnetic couplings in preparation for a small 3-D printed prototype car.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
TAxI shuttles protein cargo into spinal cord
The peptide TAxi is an effective vehichle for shuttling functional proteins, such as active enzymes, into the spinal cord after a muscle injection. The peptide and its cargo travel up the fibers on motor neurons to bypass the spinal cord/blood barrier. TAxI holds promise for carrying biologic therapeutics into this hard to reach location for treating disorders like motor neuron disease and other degenerative nerve conditions
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
UTA researchers devise more efficient materials for solar fuel cells
University of Texas at Arlington chemists have developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into usable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas. These 'green fuels' can be used to power cars, home appliances or even to store energy in batteries.
Hungarian Academy of Science 'Momentum' Excellence Program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Advance could aid development of nanoscale biosensors
A technique called plasmonic interferometry has the potential to enable compact, ultra-sensitive biosensors for a variety of applications. A fundamental advance made by Brown University engineers could help make such devices more practical.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Molecular Neurodegeneration
Observing brain diseases in real time
An innovative tool allows researchers to observe protein aggregation throughout the life of a worm. The development of these aggregates, which play a role in the onset of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, can now be monitored automatically and in real time. This breakthrough was made possible by isolating worms in tiny microfluidic chambers developed at EPFL.

Contact: Laurent Mouchiroud
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
X-raying of fossil beetles
The layman considers fossil beetles just stones. Even experts were able to describe the shape of the millimeter-sized fossils only. Using the ANKA-synchrotron-radiation-source of KIT, 30 million year' old beetles have now been examined. The inner anatomy was imaged in such detail that the family tree could be analyzed. The results are published in the journal eLife. Hence, latest imaging methods can provide access to the enormous store of knowledge of unused natural history collections.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Nano Energy
New technique for turning sunlight into hydrogen
A new photoelectrode boosts the ability of solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen.

Contact: UNIST PR Team
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms.
National Institutes of Health, The Dr. Arthur and Bonnie Ennis Foundation, 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award

Contact: Marguerite Beck
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
UW scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies
University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, University of Washington Clean Energy Institute

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Graphene leans on glass to advance electronics
Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. This scalable and inexpensive process helps pave the way for a new class of microelectronic and optoelectronic devices -- everything from efficient solar cells to touch screens.
DOE/Office of Science, Brookhaven Laboratory Directed Research and Development

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Shaping crystals with the flow
OIST scientists designed a new method to create crystals using a combination of shear flow and controlled temperature.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
A metal that behaves like water
In a new paper published in Science, researchers at the Harvard and Raytheon BBN Technology have made a breakthrough in our understanding of graphene's basic properties, observing for the first time electrons in a metal behaving like a fluid. This research could lead to novel thermoelectric devices as well as provide a model system to explore exotic phenomena like black holes and high-energy plasmas.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Leah Burrows
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Lasers rewired': Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers -- an advance toward using light to transmit data.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. This will pave the way for fast and efficient data processing with light in the future.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Here be dragons: Science, technology and the future of humanity
The 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. The potential benefits of all these technologies are enormous, but so are the risks, including the possibility of human extinction. This book is a passionate plea for doing our best to map the territories ahead of us, and for acting with foresight.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Research reveals carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University's Dr. Yury Gogotsi and Dr. Patrice Simon of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

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